Samsung may be preparing to launch an update to its ARM-based Chromebooks. Retailer B&H has several product listings for “Samsung Chromebook 2” devices.
Detailed specs are scarce, but it looks like there will be models with 11.6 inch and 13.3 inch screens, making this the first Chrome laptop from Samsung to feature a 13.3 inch display.
The new 11.6 inch model is called the XE503C12-K01US, features a Samsung Exynos 5 ARM-based processor, 16GB of storage, and will be available in black or white. It’ll sell for $300 and if I’m reading the description right, this model has 4GB of RAM.
Samsung’s Chromebook 2 13.3 inch model has the model number XE503C32-K01US, sells for $400, and has 4GB of RAM. There’s no mention of storage or processor on this listing.
Despite the name, the Chromebook 2 models would actually be the 4th Chrome laptops from Samsung, depending on how you count. It follows the Samsung Series 4, Samsung Series 5 550, and Samsung Series 3 (also known as just the Samsung Chromebook).
Samsung hasn’t introduced a new Chromebook since 2012 when the Series 3 hit the streets as the first ARM-based Chrome laptop. The new model is expected to have a faster processor and more memory. It’d be nice to see a higher-resolution display, longer battery life, and maybe a touchscreen — but there’s no mention of any of those features in the B&H listings.